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Nurturing Health/Top of the Crops

Nurturing Health/Top of the Crops

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  • Commenced: 01/10/2010
  • Submitted: 15/03/2011
  • Last updated: 30/09/2014
  • Location: St Marks Centre, 1a Princes Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom
  • Phone: 01702 341605
  • Website: www.topofthecrops.org.uk
  • Climate zone: Cool Temperate



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Urban, Community, School Projects, Educational, Permaculture Local Group/Transition Town/Permablitz

Project Summary

Educational project encouraging the growing of fruit and vegetables in urban gardens in Southend on Sea, Essex, UK

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Nurturing Health

Nurturing Health is an initiative of Milton Community Partnership and Southed in Transition intended to improve the quality of life for residents of Milton Ward and the Southend on Sea area.

We believe that high quality, fresh, locally grown food is fundamental to a healthy life and a healthy world, and so we are supporting local people to grow their own vegetables and fruit using their gardens, allotments or even patios, balconies and window sills.

Thanks to a small grant from NHS south England We are making fruit trees and bushes available to local schools and other community projects (eg, churches, mosques, community centres, etc), as well as providing basic training in growing skills via community events, workshops, etc.

We have also produced a glossy leaflet for widespread distribution to local households, and a 22 page booklet containing basic no-nonsense information to those wanting to get started on growing food in their own back gardens.

Nurturing Health has also supported a series of Forest Gardening workshops and Permaculture Introductory courses, and is promoting Southend's first ever full Permaculture Design Course to be held over 5 weekends in the spring of 2011

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